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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Lecturer in Informatics (Robotics), King's College London, UK

The Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates with an excellent research 
track record for the position of Lecturer in Informatics (Robotics).

The Department of Informatics was formed in August 2010 from the previous Department of Computer 
Science, incorporating the Centre for Robotics Research and the Centre for Telecommunications 
Research, as part of the new School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences. This appointment is 
part of a strategic growth of the Department, with up to ten appointments across the Department 
at different levels at this time, and provides an opportunity for an outstanding researcher to 
contribute to, and help shape the direction of, the Department in its new form.

Applicants for lectureships must have a PhD, an excellent publication record and the ability to 
attract research funding. Appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer will be possible for suitably
qualified candidates. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will contribute to research 
and teaching in the area of Robotics. Current areas of focus in the Centre for Robotics Research 
(CORE) include biomedical robotics, bio-inspired robotics, soft robotics, robot topology and 
algorithms, autonomous grasping and manipulations, and multi-modal sensing for robotic perception 
and haptics. CORE also has close collaborations with King's-affiliated hospitals and various EU 
partners through a number of FP7 funded projects. 

An ability to help build links to other groups, for example to Planning, Agents, & Intelligent 
Systems, or to contribute to the broader teaching needs of the Department, may be deemed to be 
an advantage. Applications from outstanding researchers in other areas of Informatics will also 
be considered, if they can contribute significantly to the development of the Department.

It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment required to contribute to the 
further development of the research standing of the new Department of Informatics, and to make a 
full contribution to teaching and administrative activities. Duties will be assigned under the 
direction of the Head of Department, and will include research, teaching, examining, administration,
and other duties. The post holders will also be expected to explore possibilities for collaboration
with one or more of the other research groups in the new Department. 

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Michael Luck on +44 (0)20 7848 2562
or by email at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22 July 2012

Interviews will be held in September 2012.